Ep. 8, Florida to Maine

I just arrived in Maine after my longest solo passage yet, 1200nm, 9 days, St Augustine, Florida to Snow Island, Maine. Here, I talk about the passage, preparation for the passage, some things I learned along the way, the good times and the hard times, and where I'm going next.

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my new spinnaker pole
Full moon sailing
This is how I spend most of my time
Snow Island, Maine

Ep 7, Shawna Reed, Giving up Life on Land and Becoming a First Mate

Having no previous sailing experience, Shawna moved onto a 35' sailboat with her partner, gave up her land-based life, and sailed away to the Caribbean. We talk about sacrifices, learning to sail, dealing with fear, cutting ties to land, family, career, experiencing new cultures, making new friends, staying clean, getting along with each other, and more.

Ep. 7, Alex Teeft, Nova Scotia

Alex is a sailor and boat-builder who lives near the 100 Wild Islands Wilderness of Nova Scotia, Canada. We talk about sailing in Nova Scotia, fishing, the climate, the cruising season, surfing, wildlife, bugs, fog, dealing with the cold, the Bras d'Or Lake, and more.


Ep. 6, Nini Champion and Lisa Roland

Nini and Lisa are preparing to row across the Atlantic Ocean in a 27' rowboat in the 2022 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. We talk about their mission, motivation, the boat, food, water, getting past fear, their training, the team, wildlife risks, and much more.

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Nini Champion
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Lisa Roland
The boat they intend to buy

Ep. 5, Dr. Dustin Welbourne Part 2

Ep. 4, Dr. Dustin Welbourne, Ecology for Cruising Sailors

Dr Welbourne is both scientist and cruising sailor. We talk about solar panels, lithium batteries, camera traps, sharks, bearded fire worms, The Bahamas, coral reef ecology, sea-level rise, and more. This is part one, part 2 comes out next week.


Ep. 2 and 3, John Kretschmer, Author and Offshore Sailing Guru

John Kretschmer is the author of 7 sailing nonfiction books and is the host of serious offshore training passages and bluewater sailing workshops. We talk about sailing in the Caribbean, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, bugs, bears, the Golden globe Race, his boat Quetzal - a Kaufman 47, offshore sailboat design, keels, rudders, reefing, staysails, safety, celestial navigation, books, writing,and much more.

Ep. 1, Kiana Weltzien, Solo Sailing a Wharram Catamaran

Kiana is an incredibly brave and competent young woman who sails solo aboard a 1971 Wharram Catamaran. We talk about developing the dream to sail away, learning to sail, finding her boat, sailing across the Caribbean Sea, sailing across the Atlantic, avoiding hurricanes, microplastics, bravery, the benefits of a Wharram, and much more.

Mara Noka
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Marn Noka and Ontong Java